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Mavricks and Card Readers
« on: October 14, 2014, 01:12:17 AM »
Does anyone have a recommendation for a CF card reader using a 2011 PowerBook with Mavricks?

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Re: Mavricks and Card Readers
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 10:38:06 AM »
Powerbook it´s an old model. Even without USB 2.0.
If you refer to macbook, you can buy a Trascend. USB 2 and 3.0 SD andCF reader-writer.
Cheap accessory.


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Re: Mavricks and Card Readers
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2014, 05:42:54 PM »
...geeeezzzz. I think I'm stuck in the 90's.  Yes, meant MacBook Pro.

Thanks for the tip.  I have looked at the Transcend (  http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/815153-REG/Transcend_TS_RDF8K_USB_3_0_Multi_Card.html ) but haven't found anything that says it will work with Mavericks. I'm leaning towards the Kingston (  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ES0YYA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER ) but there's no guarantee the ones on the shelf are the newer versions that will work with Mavericks. (there's an online firmware upgrade for the Kingston but you need a windows PC to install it - don't have one)  So I was curious if anyone knew of a reader that's a for-sure fit off the shelf with OS X Mavericks.


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Re: Mavricks and Card Readers
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2014, 05:56:14 PM »
Don't you have someone with a Windows PC nearby?

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Re: Mavricks and Card Readers
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2014, 06:04:52 PM »
but haven't found anything that says it will work with Mavericks.
On the page you linked at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/815153-REG/Transcend_TS_RDF8K_USB_3_0_Multi_Card.html under 'Specifications' tab:
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System & Software Requirements
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Mac OS 10.2.8 or later

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Re: Mavricks and Card Readers
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2014, 06:10:15 PM »
Simple devices like card readers should work out of the box with every platform.

FYI, I have a usb3 transcend card reader and it works fine (ootb) with OS X and Windows. I haven't tried it on Linux, but I'm sure it'll work there as well.

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Re: Mavricks and Card Readers
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2014, 08:17:09 PM »
Thanks everyone.
I've tried two different 2.0 CF readers.  Neither work. What I've found is that a number of manufacturers will say "works with 10.x.x or later" but don't update their information when a new OS is released. That's why I'm hesitant on the Transcend. I haven't found anything, yet, mentioning Mavericks specifically.  ... and nope, no Windows nearby. Bunch of mac heads around here (listening to 90's music) -- small town.

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Re: Mavricks and Card Readers
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2014, 08:21:05 PM »
Come on! A Windows-free community? Post somewhere in the web and ask for a helpful hand from the dark side.

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Re: Mavricks and Card Readers
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2014, 08:53:47 PM »
The 2011 MacBook models did not have USB 3.0 ports as far as I know - a USB 3.0 reader should still work; but you will not get the full speed.

I have used this one for a number of years on both a 2012 MacBook Air and a 2013 MacBook Pro. It works fine in Mavericks and Yosemite.
http://www.amazon.com/Lexar-Dual-Reader-Professional-LRW307URBNA/dp/B007FEFQDA/

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Re: Mavricks and Card Readers
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2014, 09:12:24 PM »
I have used this one for a number of years on both a 2012 MacBook Air and a 2013 MacBook Pro. It works fine in Mavericks and Yosemite.

Excellent. Thanks.  I also found this ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0062EUE54/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=ianker-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B0062EUE54 ) Their website says it works with Mavericks.  Anyone have experience with this reader?

Come on! A Windows-free community? Post somewhere in the web and ask for a helpful hand from the dark side.

What --  Patrick McGoohan and the Prisoner come to mind?   8)

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Re: Mavricks and Card Readers
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2014, 01:19:08 AM »
Thanks everyone.
I've tried two different 2.0 CF readers.  Neither work. What I've found is that a number of manufacturers will say "works with 10.x.x or later" but don't update their information when a new OS is released. That's why I'm hesitant on the Transcend. I haven't found anything, yet, mentioning Mavericks specifically.  ... and nope, no Windows nearby. Bunch of mac heads around here (listening to 90's music) -- small town.

To follow up --

I got the Lexar Dual Slot USB 3.0 Reader Professional LRW307URBNA

The one I received from Amazon works great with Mavericks.
It's of solid construction. Much better than the other readers I've had.
I live in a dusty environment. This card reader is designed to keep the card slot clean. That by itself is WELL worth the extra (minimal) cost. Dust bunnies don't stand a chance of taking me down, suffocating my digital thoughts.